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He sets before us an open door. 

By Pieter Kirstein



Revelation 21

10  And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.


It's the overcomers that become part of the bride of Christ for He shall indwell her fully, like a marriage and holy union between heaven and earth. Through her He shall draw the nations unto himself. 


Revelation 3


12  He that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God: and I will write upon him My new name.


He can only enter to inhabit the bride when they are fully crucified by the Spirit to themselves and to the influence of this world. His bride belongs to Him for she has been joined to her Lord through death and shall be resurrected into His fullness to walk as one with Him in vision, desire and purpose. 



Galatians 5

24  But those belonging to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.

To be crucified with Christ is not an empty religious cliché. It's a very real work wrought out by the Spirit in you. The life of Christ is discovered through the death of self and our old former way of life. 



Galatians 6

14  But God forbid that I should glory, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.  15  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything,  but a new creation.



It's like when Jesus declared to me during my wilderness journey since the year 2000, of being completely stripped of myself by the power of the Spirit through the ministry of the cross  - "Yes in Me and through Me all things does becomes new, but first you must be willing to let go and be stripped of the old. 





The new creation created after God in true righteousness and holiness cannot stand upon the old rotten ruins of a corrupt fleshly sinful foundation. 



God has to be allowed to penetrate our depths, by which He empties us of ourselves and our former sinful lustful, greedy way of life. He must be allowed to destroy our old foundation if we want to discover that He has become the new unshakable foundation of our lives. 



Luke 6:47-49


We become a city on a hill and that Rock is Christ that reigns in us through the power and glory of a new foundation and a kingdom that cannot be shaken. 


2 Corinthians 13

3  Since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, who toward you is not weak, but is mighty in you.

 4  For though He was crucified through weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you. 

 5  Examine yourselves, whether you are in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, unless you are counterfeits?

 6  But I trust that you shall know that we are not counterfeits.

Romans 8

12  Therefore, brothers, we are not debtors to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

 13  For if you live according to the flesh, you shall die. But if you through [the] Spirit mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live.

 14  For as many as are led by [the] Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

 15  For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption by which we cry, Abba, Father!

 16  The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.

 17  And if we are children, then we are heirs; heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ; so that if we suffer with [Him], we may also be glorified together.

 18  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the coming glory to be revealed in us.






 19  For the earnest expectation of the creation waits for the manifestation of the sons of God.

 20  For the creation was not willingly subjected to vanity, but because of Him who subjected [it] on hope

 21  that the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

 22  And we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now.

 23  And not only [so], but ourselves also, who have the firstfruit of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, awaiting adoption, the redemption of our body.



This is not some long off future event. We are in the time of the fulfillment of this, and as a kingdom forerunner released into the earth in 2011 by the Father, through powerful prophetic revelatory divine encounters, and by the Spirit of prophecy, I proclaim these things to the body of Christ. 



A forerunner walks in that which he proclaims because if what you speak is not a reality that's been worked out in your life by the Spirit of God, then you are a false witness. 



Father declared that since 2011 until 2022 has been 11 years and we are coming full circle. In 2011 also a massive principality fell after a year long intense battle and I was taken through the veil into the realm of the Spirit when I saw that huge satanic prince standing before me. 

The Holy Spirit spoke audibly into my spirit and instructed me to call reinforcements and suddenly to my right, high up in the realm of the spirit world, a portal opened up and Father Yahweh sent one of His huge, gigantic warring angels to strike that principality down.



It was a manifestation of God's government within the earth and I was placed in a 12 day fast which ended on the date 11-11-11.

Jesus declared to me  -  "I AM establishing My bride as a city of refuge for the nations to run to during the storm of the shaking of nations that began in 2018, which is causing tribulation throughout the earth, designed by the Father to lead multitudes to repentance. 



We are at the midnight hour by which those who are part of the bridal temple and habitation of God shall fully enter into Christ. 



A sudden kingdom shift by which these devoted laid down followers of Jesus, shall be kept, protected and preserved within the essence of His end-time glory, for they are His firstfruit who shall be used to gather His harvest before His 2nd coming. 



James 5

 7  Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, and has long patience for it, until he receives the early and latter rain.

 8  Be also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draws near.


Isaiah 62

10  Go through, go through the gates; prepare you the way of the people; build up, build up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a banner for the people.

 11  Behold, the LORD has proclaimed unto the ends of the earth, Say you to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your salvation comes; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.

 12  And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and you shall be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.


Revelation 3

7  And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things says he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David, he that opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens;

 8  I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have not denied my name.

 9  Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.

 10  Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

 11  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown.

 12  He that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

 13  He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.



Isaiah 26

 1  In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.

 2  Open the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.

 3  You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you.

 4  Trust in the LORD forever: for in the LORD GOD is everlasting strength:

 5  For he brings down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he lays it low; he lays it low, even to the ground; he brings it even to the dust.

 6  The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.

 7  The way of the just is uprightness: you, most upright, do smooth the path of the just.

 8  Yea, in the way of your judgments, O LORD, have we waited for you; the desire of our soul is to your name, and to the remembrance of you.

 9  With my soul have I desired you in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek you early: for when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

 10  Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

 11  LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy of the people; yea, the fire of your enemies shall devour them.

 12  LORD, you will ordain peace for us: for you also have done all our works in us.

 13  O LORD our God, other lords besides you have had dominion over us: but by you only will we make mention of your name.

 14  They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore have you visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.

 15  You have increased the nation, O LORD, you have increased the nation: you are glorified: you have enlarged all the borders of the land.

 16  LORD, in trouble have they visited you, they poured out a prayer when your chastening was upon them.

 17  Like a woman with child, that draws near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and cries out in her pangs; so have we been in your sight, O LORD.

 18  We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were given birth to wind; we have not accomplished any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

 19  Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, you that dwell in dust: for your dew is like the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

 20  Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors about you: hide yourself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation is past.

 21  For, behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her bloodshed, and shall no more cover her slain.





Your valid and truthful testimony as the overcoming bride of Christ can only become a wrought out reality, within the kingdom of God, when you have been fully crucified by the Spirit of God unto the death of self and all sinful and external worldly influence. 


We've not loved our lives even unto the point of death as we obediently followed Him in the way of the cross through laid down lives. 




Pieter Kirstein




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0 TO 100

By Deborah Waldron Fry


Today I heard," 0 to 100." I am thinking,"I thought the phrase was 0 to 60." So  I looked it up. 



 0-100 alludes to ACCELERATION, how fast one can speed up or do something. It originates from the 0-60 MPH (miles per hour) statistic used in comparing the acceleration of cars. In Kilometers Per Hour (KPH) it is 0-100. God knew that! LOL!  Some 30 some 60 some 100 fold. NOW is the Time of Acceleration and 100 fold return! The Plowman is overtaking the reaper! 



"Beloved. Rejoice, for now is the Time of Acceleration and Harvest! Those who have sown in tears shall come back rejoicing, bringing their Sheaves with them! Every seed planted in faith has a time of harvest. Sometimes 30 fold, sometimes 60 fold, sometimes 100 fold. He who plants always intends for the very best harvest. But things happen during planting season such as changes in weather, soil, temperature, and other things the farmer cannot control. 

“30 fold is a good crop, and 60 fold even better. But Now is the Time of 100 fold return. Truly I tell you that no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for My sake and for the gospel will fail to receive a HUNDREDFOLD in this PRESENT AGE.  



"And everyone that the devil has harassed and robbed for the sake of My Name will receive a hundredfold and in the age to come, eternal life. The thief comes but to kill, steal, and destroy, but I came to bring you Life and Life to the OVERFLOW.



"Many who are first will be last, and the last will be first. Here is My promise, Dear One. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goes forth and weeps, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him! Oh yes! Even before you call, I will answer, and while you are still speaking, I will hear. 



" Things will fall into your lap, your prayers shall be answered speedily, there shall be unexpected blessings from out of the blue and you shall be restored 100 fold what you lost. 100 fold is more than 100 times, 100 fold is My Best, Beloved. 



"He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for you, how will I not also, along with Him, freely give you all things? Oh, yes, the Son was the Seed, He is the Word, who died and Who rose again in Resurrection Power!’



"It is this Resurrection Power that brings forth the very BEST harvest, Beloved. This very same Power dwells in you! As you planted seed in Resurrection Power, so shall it produce a Supernatural Harvest! Only Believe! 


"Those hopes, dreams, and prayers planted with tears and in faith, which you feared were dead and gone and forgotten, shall now produce 100 fold in this life! What you thought was a ZERO is speeding to 100 FOLD! Yes, My Child, He who has begun a good work in you is faithful to complete it! 



"Behold, the days are coming and are now here when the Plowman will overtake the reaper and the Treader of Grapes, the sower of seed. The Mountains will drip with Sweet Wine, with which all the hills will flow! So My Word that proceeds from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and it will prosper where I send it. 



"You shall bear MUCH FRUIT, My Child. Your storehouses shall OVERFLOW and the world shall be astonished and know that there is a God in Heaven who cares for His Children and does wonders in their midst! You will indeed go out with JOY and be led forth in PEACE; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands!" 




Amos 9:13

“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when the plowman will overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes, the sower of seed. The mountains will drip with sweet wine, with which all the hills will flow.”


Romans 8:32

"He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, freely give us all things?" 


John 12:23

"But Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly, truly, I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a Seed; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”


Matthew 13:23 

“But he that received seed into the good ground is he that hears the word, and understands it; which also bears fruit, and brings forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”


Matthew 13:8 

" Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop--a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”


2 Corinthians 9:9

"As it is written: “He has scattered abroad His gifts to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.” 10 Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your store of seed and will increase the harvest of your righteousness." 


Isaiah 65:24

" Even before they call, I will answer, and while they are still speaking, I will hear.”


Mark 10:29

“Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “ no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for My sake and for the gospel 30will fail to receive a hundredfold in the present age—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and fields, along with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.”


Matthew 19:29

"And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for the sake of My name will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life. 30But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.”


Psalm 126:5

"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.




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A Sure Sign of Spiritual Decline

By Greg Laurie 




“So Abram settled in the land of Canaan, and Lot moved his tents to a place near Sodom and settled among the cities of the plain.”

—Genesis 13:12


When Lot separated himself from Abraham, it was a good thing for Abraham but a bad thing for Lot. A sure sign of spiritual decline is when we find ourselves wanting to get away from godly people.


If you are really walking with the Lord, you will want to be around godly people. And if you don’t want to be around godly people, it indicates that something is wrong in your life.


Genesis 13 tells us, “So Abram settled in the land of Canaan, and Lot moved his tents to a place near Sodom and settled among the cities of the plain” (verse 12 NLT).


Let’s just say that we stopped Lot at the time and said, “What are you doing? Why are you getting closer to Sodom?”


He might have answered, “First, let me say that I’m a believer in God. I’d never do the things that people in Sodom do. I’m researching this culture. Maybe I can influence them. I’m not going to preach to them, but maybe by my lifestyle, I will affect them and help them become better people.”



Lot was getting closer to Sodom while Abraham was getting closer to God. And then the Lord intervened. In an interesting chain of events, hostile forces attacked Sodom, and Lot was captured. He was in a war that had nothing to do with him.


That was a wake-up call. The Lord allowed this to happen to get his attention.


God brings wake-up calls into our lives or puts obstacles in our paths when we’re going the wrong direction. It starts with our conscience, that little warning buzzer that goes off when we’re doing things we shouldn’t do.


If we’re persistent, our free will ultimately will prevail, and God will allow us to do what we want to do. He will not force His will in our lives, but He will remind us of what His will is.



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"Pray! Decree and Command Mountains to Move!" 

By John Belt




The Spirit is emphasizing our need to decree and "command" things to be removed, changed and brought to life in this season.


There is a fresh emphasis on this currently as God is breaking His people into new territories, greater purposes and greater expansion into new spiritual landscapes and blessings in this Jewish new year. It is not only prayer that we need. We also need to be commanding things into existence and out of existence. Like Jesus, we are called to walk in the fullness of His power and authority. Just as Jesus walked in power and authority, so must we as well.


Demonstrating Christ Through Faith


"So Jesus answered and said to them, 'Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, "Be removed and be cast into the sea," and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.'" (Mark 21:22-24)


In Luke 18:8, Jesus poses this question: "...when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" This seems to indicate that faith will be rare to find when He returns. "And without faith it is impossible to please God..." (Hebrews 11:6). Faith is a commodity we can't afford to lose. For us to demonstrate the fullness of who Jesus is, we need our faith to be fully active and engaged on this earthly plane.


The purpose of the Son of God manifested was to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). With this being our assignment as well, our authority is not negotiable. Faith is expressed through our actions – what we say and do.


Speak to the Mountain


In our lives we encounter obstacles, challenges, trials and tests (James 1:2). Within every trial is a test as well – to see how we will respond and walk it out. 1 Peter 4:12 teaches us not to think it is strange when we encounter trials. This is normal, giving us the opportunity to shine through overcoming and winning. Many times, the things that seem to get in the way are simply what God uses to grow us, to help us be all that He has made us to be. 


When you encounter something difficult, are you going to just sit back, be passive and let it happen, or are you going to confront it? Jesus uses the picture of a mountain as something we can speak to, commanding it to be removed. He is encouraging us to use our God-given authority to shift things – to get things out of the way that are hindering us. When we speak to the mountain, "Be removed and cast into the sea," it will obey us. The spirit of religion strips us of authority, leaving us with empty, powerless prayers of form and formality.


Jesus wants us to know that prayer has life-changing effects. Prayer is where we communicate with God from the earthly plane to the heavenly plane of God's realm. He continues to encourage prayer but then also is shining light on the reality of speaking INTO the earthly plane of where the hindrance is coming from. It is not enough to just pray. We also need to speak commands as Jesus did.


Jesus Demonstrates His Authority


"Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, remembering, said to Him, 'Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.'" (Mark 11:20-21)


This conversation began with Jesus' disciples asking Him how the fig tree withered so quickly. It was a divine setup, where Jesus created an opportunity to inform His disciples on the realm of the authority they should walk in. He was essentially saying to them, "Walk as I walk, do as I do, pray as I pray and walk in authority as I walk in authority.”


Here are some examples of Jesus' authoritative commands:


• He spoke to the storm (Mark 4:39).

• He commanded Lazarus to come forth (John 11:43).

• He taught with authority (Matthew 7:29).

• He commanded the paralyzed man to pick up his mat and walk (Mark 2:9).

• He spoke the word and the centurion's servant was healed (Matthew 8:8-13).

. He commanded the little girl to arise (Luke 8:54).


The people noticed that Jesus was not like the religious leaders because He taught "as One who had authority" (Matthew 7:29). That was a clear, distinguishing difference about Jesus. He knew the Father and walked in power and authority, which was an outflow of His depth of relationship with God.


For us it is no different. We are called to abide in Christ, and His words abide in us. We can ask and it shall be given. We can also speak with authority, commanding those things to be removed that are hindrances to God's Kingdom and purposes. 


Binding and Loosing


It is also worth noting that Jesus said this in Matthew 18:18: "Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on Earth will be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth will be loosed in Heaven.”


Not only do we have authority to remove obstacles, we also have the authority to bind or tie up things that are against the will of God, and loose Heaven and all associated resources on Earth. In the Greek, the word "bind" means "to fasten with chains." It is the same word that is used in regard to the woman whom satan had "bound" for 18 years of her life with an oppressive physical condition, which Jesus healed in the synagogue.


"The Lord then answered him and said, 'Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it? So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom satan has bound—think of it—for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?' And when He said these things, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him." (Luke 13:15-17)


We see a direct correlation here of Jesus using the principle of "binding" and "loosing" on someone who was bound by oppression. What we can draw from this is that our authority should be used most liberally in setting people from the chains of darkness, as well as loosing them into the fullness of liberty in Christ. Anything that is in opposition to the Kingdom of God is subject to the authority that we have been given in regard to every aspect of life, both personally and for others.


It begins with us personally experiencing the fullness of freedom that Jesus paid for; then it is to overflow into the lives of others as we live as conduits of His glory – as we exercise our authority in Christ. This is what Jesus died for; not for people to have a ticket to Heaven but that they would live in the fullness of freedom obtained through His sacrifice – free from every oppressive thing and filled with the glory of Heaven through His Spirit.


By John Belt
Overflow Global Ministries
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Website: www.overflowglobal.com 


John and Brandi Belt are the leaders of Overflow Global Ministries. The heart of their message is that God's greatest desire is to indwell His people with His presence. They believe that man was created to be inhabited by God through His Spirit. With a sincere devotion to God through the Holy Spirit, people can live in a place of overflow in His presence. This overflow translates into touching the lives of others through living encounters with God. When John and Brandi minister, the intimate presence of God is manifest – being accompanied with demonstrations of God's power to heal, revive, and restore.


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But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. https:/… | The kingdom of god, Bible verse prints, Matthew 6 33

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By Glenn H. Jackson



[Exhortations From The Father]




*       Pride and fear [intimidation] are the "currency" of the world and its systems. Faith, Love and Righteousness are the "currency" of My Kingdom.


"currency" - medium of exchange that is in current use in a particular country [in this case, the Kingdom of God];


Latin: "currere" - to run, flow;


         ...."seek first His kingdom and His righteousness [the way of righteousness]".... Matthew 6:33 NASB







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By Glenn H. Jackson



______...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB







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*____The very life and substance of Deity pours out of the vine into the branch. Then He said in that great prayer in the 17th Chapter of John, "And the glory which thou hast given me, I have given unto them; that they may be one, even as we are one ; I in them, and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one."


____Why? That the world may know that thou bast sent me, and lovest them even as thou lovest me." That is the Vine Life. That is where the branch is glorified and the fruitage becomes like the fruitage of Jesus in His earth walk. We can understand now what e meant when He said, "Greater works than these shall ye do ; because I go unto My Father." (John 4:12) Jesus was limited to physical things.


____He could heal the sick, feed the multitudes, raise the dead, and turn water into wine, but He could not Recreate anyone. He could not give anyone Eternal Life because it was not available until after He had put sin away, until He had satisfied the claims of justice, conquered Satan, arose from the dead, carried His blood into the heavenly Holy of Holies, and sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on High.








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The Crown of Life

by Martin G. Collins


Some call the Tower of London "the Cradle of the English Race." It is well named, for it was there that England had her beginnings as a nation. It is the oldest palace, fortress, and prison in Europe, dating back 900 years. Housed within its walls in the underground Jewel House beneath the Waterloo Barracks are the Crown Jewels of England. 



The incomparable collection of crowns, scepters, orbs, swords, and other regalia is displayed in a specially designed vault and display case surrounded by heavy security. As one walks into the vault, one can see the sparkling light reflecting off the jewels in the crowns and onto the dark walls of the vault's interior. The gasps of "oohs" and "ahs" of the visitors getting their first glimpse at the Crown Jewels enhance the breathtaking sight of the dazzling, golden, jeweled crowns.



The most recognized is the Imperial State Crown worn by the king or queen for the annual opening of Parliament and other state functions. It is framed in gold with silver settings for the jewels. The crown weighs two pounds thirteen ounces and boasts 2,873 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and five rubies, including one huge ruby and one huge sapphire. The jewels are of great antiquity and historical significance. The oldest jewel is Edward the Confessor's sapphire, believed to have been worn by him in a ring (c. AD 1050). It is now mounted in the cross atop the crown.



Another of the crown jewels is St. Edward's Crown, the crown used for the coronation of every king or queen of England since AD 1269. In recent history, the only time Queen Elizabeth II officially wore St. Edward's Crown was at the climax of her coronation. It weighs just under five pounds and is made of pure gold and various jewels.



During the coronation ceremony, the Archbishop of Canterbury holds St. Edward's Crown aloft, and speaks these words, dating back to AD 973:



God crown you with a crown of glory and righteousness, that having a right faith and manifold fruit of good works, you may obtain the crown of an everlasting kingdom by the gift of Him whose kingdom endureth forever.



Notice that the blessing requested of God during the actual crowning does not ask for power and rulership. Instead, the Archbishop asks for a crown of glory and righteousness through a right faith and good works. The crown used at the climax of the coronation is less a crown of rulership than it is a symbol of righteousness, glory, and honor.



"Diadem" and “Crown"



Today, the terms "diadem" and "crown" are used synonymously. However, it is important to understand that the two words identify different things. The difference has spiritual connotations to the future glorified sons of God.



The diadem is a symbol of royal power and rulership. Originally, it was a linen or silk band around the brow, and over time, it changed to a flexible band of gold. The Encyclopedia Britannica, eleventh edition, remarks, "The [modern] crown seems to be an evolution from the diadem rather than the lineal descendant of the older crowns." Webster's Dictionary defines diadem as "crown: specifically a royal headband; regal power or dignity.”



Conversely, crown, means "a reward of victory or mark of honor; especially the title representing the championship in a sport." The verb form of the word, not only suggests the coronation of a monarch, but also "to recognize officially; to bestow something as a mark of honor or recompense; adorn." These definitions fit remarkably well with how "crown" is used in Scripture regarding our future reward. If we are faithful and producing the fruits of good works, by the grace of God, we will be crowned at Christ's return with the crown of life, not the diadem of life.



What does the "crown of life" represent? "Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been proved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him" (James 1:12). "Proved" comes from the Greek word dokimos, meaning "stood the test; tested to be trustworthy; of sterling worth, like metal which is cleansed of all alloy." Dokimos or one of its forms describes the successful testing of precious metals and coins, as well as the approval of the tested objects as genuine.



"Crown" is translated from stephanos, which in turn derives from stepho, meaning "to encircle, to twine or wreathe." Stephanos describes the victor's crown, the symbol of triumph in the public games or a contest. It can also be the reward or prize given to honor a person. 


Though the word can denote a crown of royalty, its more usual sense is the laurel wreath awarded to a victor or a festive garland worn when rejoicing.



In early times, it was a token of public honor for distinguished service. At other times, it symbolized the joy of a wedding or the gladness of a festival, especially at a king's coronation. These early crowns were woven as a garland of oak, ivy, parsley, myrtle, or olive branches. Later, these natural wreaths were imitated in gold.






In James 1:12, the apostle indicates that one who overcomes trials becomes an individual of sterling worth and emerges strong and pure spiritually. But what must be overcome? In Revelation, each of the letters to the seven churches in Asia Minor contains the phrase "to him who overcomes." Later, in a summary statement near the end of the book, Christ says, "He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son" (Revelation 21:7). It is obvious that overcoming is a prime activity in a Christian's life.



Paul writes that we are in a warfare against "spiritual wickedness" (Ephesians 6:12, KJV). He also asserts that "the carnal mind is enmity against God" (Romans 8:7) and that "those who are in the flesh cannot please God" (verse 8). Likewise, John states that those who "overcome the wicked one" are strong (I John 2:14), and then he says we are not to love the world or its lusts and pride (verses 15-16).



We have, therefore, three general areas in which to overcome:


1. We must overcome Satan, his demons, and their evil influence.
2. We must overcome this world and its ways.
3. We must overcome our fleshly, carnal, human nature.



The way Christ taught us to overcome is not only to avoid sin but also to do what is good and right. Paul explains this succinctly to the Christians in Rome: "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good" (Romans 12:21). So, we see that the crown of life is a crown of righteousness, and righteousness can be defined simply as "right doing." An overcomer is victorious over sin!



When it is used in the Scriptures, stephanos does not emphasize rulership. Rather, the New Testament writers used diadema when they wanted to symbolize royal power, authority, or dignity. It is revealing to note where the Bible uses diadema:



» In Revelation 12:3, the Dragon, who is Satan, wears seven diadems. In other places, Jesus calls him "the ruler of this world" (John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11).


» In Revelation 13:1, it describes the ornaments of the "beast rising up out of the sea." The Beast is later shown to have "authority . . . over every tribe, tongue, and nation" (verse 7).


» In Revelation 19:12diadema is used for the crowns that Christ wears when He returns as "King of kings and Lord of lords" (verse 16).



In each case, the diadem symbolizes power and rulership over others.



This does not mean that the saints will not have a position of rulership in God's Kingdom. The Bible clearly states in Revelation 20:4 that the saints "lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years" (see verse 6). Christ says to the church in Thyatira, "And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations" (Revelation 2:26).



However, the emphasis of the "crown of life" is victory, righteousness, and honor. The apostle Paul writes that the crown of life depicts victory in I Corinthians 9:24-25:



Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown [stephanos], but we for an imperishable crown.



In the days of the apostles, the crown of laurel leaves was the honor an athlete coveted most of all since it meant he had been victorious in the public games.



As Paul neared the end of his life, he looked back over his life as a Christian in a letter to Timothy:



I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing." (II Timothy 4:7-8)



The apostle had endured strong temptation and terrible persecutions. He had been faithful and had dedicated his life to doing good works, specifically preaching the gospel among the Gentiles. He was certain that he had indeed overcome and would be given his crown of victory and honor when Christ returned.


The crown of life consists of eternal, imperishable living! It represents victory over our earlier, perishable life of sin. In the Millennium and for all eternity, we will wear our crown of life as an emblem of victory, righteousness, and honor as befits those who have been obedient and faithful to Christ.


As we continue in our lives of trial and overcoming, we can be encouraged by the words of Paul in Hebrews 12:1-2:


Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.



If we follow this advice, we will be given the crown of life!

Forerunner, September 1995


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Make Your Choice Today

By Russ Walden



The Father says today, make your choice today to partake of My increase in the earth. You are part of a cosmic scheme inaugurated by My hand and intended to be carried out until all of humanity acknowledges that Jesus Christ is Lord.


The kingdoms of the earth will become the kingdoms of your God and Christ, says the Father. Of the increase of My kingdom upon the earth, there SHALL BE no end. My kingdom is increasing around you, and My kingdom is increasing in you.


Let the cry of your heart be “Thy kingdom come….” The bridegroom cries, “even so!” The bride cries, “come, Lord Jesus”! Let the cry of your heart resonate with the sound of heaven, for the time is at hand. The bridal season is at hand, says the Father. Align yourself not with the thinking of man but with the passion of heaven. My kingdom is not some austere, detached, or distant concept. 


My kingdom is a vital force in the earth and in your life, pursuing and bringing about the dominion that eliminates and puts down all rule and every element contrary to its nature and My promise on your behalf.


Prophet Russ Walden






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"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]


        ...."You, in Your great compassion, did not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, to guide them on their way, or the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB 






Words of prophecy:


*____Rejoice, My beloved ones, for I shall begin use you in these days to impact the world to a degree heretofore unseen - and I shall establish all that I have long desired to establish concerning My "spotless and unblemished" Church. With a view to these things, I shall now begin to divinely connect in every nation throughout the earth My true "forerunners", and they shall be as a great beacon, and many shall be drawn to the great wisdom and revelation that abides in their heart - and, thus, many true spiritual environments will spring up "suddenly" - and many will say, "Where did these people come from"? And, then, a great and holy reverence [holy fear] shall begin to move forth in the midst of all those who truly love Me, and the "beauty of holiness" shall rest upon them heavily - drawing many to the great light, wisdom and love that continually emanates from them.


        ...."Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Coming down upon the beard, Even Aaron's beard, Coming down upon the edge of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon Coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing - life [love, truth, revelation, righteousness] forever".... Psalms 133:1-3 NASB


        ...."that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless".... Ephesians 5:27 NASB


____ The true "spiritual environments" the Father has planned to establish throughout the remnant Church in every nation in this final hour are of the utmost importance. Each environment will have the Holy Spirit in control and each one will be unique in nature and size according to the Father's highest purpose.


____As each individual believer sets themselves to walk in obedience the Holy Spirit will SURELY begin to connect them with others who are "kindred spirits" in this most critical and glorious season. SURELY, there is much to look forward to for all those who are truly seeking God.


        ...."I declared the former things long ago and they went forth from My mouth, and I proclaimed them. Suddenly I acted, and they came to pass".... Isaiah 48:3 NASB


        ...."See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is".... Ephesians 5:15-17 KJV


Prayer of Proclamation:


____Father, we thank You and praise You for the establishment of true spiritual environments in this final hour - true spiritual environments that will accelerate the fulfilling of Your Will and highest purposes in the earth. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.   








This is for All people in the whole world . . . :

John 3:16

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16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Scripture Prayers of Salvation


 Pray the following out loud:


John 3:16 … Thank You Lord for loving me so much that You gave Your one and only Son, that when I believe in Him I will not perish but have eternal life. I believe in Jesus with my heart and I ask you to forgive me of all my sins. I renounce satan and all his works and ways, I choose the truth and disavow satan and all his lies. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.


Romans 10:9-10 … Thank You Lord that when I confess with my mouth Jesus as Lord, and believes in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved. I believe in my heart and accept You as Lord. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.


Isaiah 45:8, 2 Tim 2:10 … Thank You Lord that salvation will spring up within my heart, that I may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. In the name of Jesus Christ.


2 Peter 3:18 … Thank You Lord that I may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ.


Psalm 19:10 … Thank You Lord that I may grow to find Your Word more precious than much pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb. In the name of Jesus Christ.


Psalm 42:1-2 … Thank You Lord that You will create within me a hunger, a longing, for You and Your will. Set my heart flames a fire in love with you. Reveal yourself to me. Make me to love you as you love me. In the name of Jesus Christ. Yeshua




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09.09 | 06:52

Thank you for this! You might enjoy my take on the whole 'Christmas' story, not born on Dec 25th etc,

17.03 | 07:11

Praise God! He is so good to all of us!

16.03 | 22:20

I needed to hear this today. Its been sooo very difficult for a long time honestly asked God if I was the toxic one and just didn't realize it so I could repent

12.01 | 04:32

this is so beautiful and such a testimony to the Lord's healing power and sanctification through our suffering. Much of my walk with Christ is similar to yours.